Easy lunch recipes for beginners to enjoy with your family.

Easy recipes for beginners: new cooking challenges

We would like to show you some easy recipes for beginners. With this selection of easy recipes you will be able to surprise your guests without too much trouble. Would you give it a try?

Easy lunch recipes for beginners

Below we are going to show you some easy lunch recipes for beginners so you can surprise your guests with your culinary skills. 

Fajitas recipe

Try this recipe after a fun day out with friends. It is for four people, so take note and… enjoy cooking!


  • 2 boneless chicken breasts (i.e. about 1 pound)
  • 1 onion
  • 1 red or green pepper
  • 4 corn or flour tortillas
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • A pinch of cumin
  • 1 lime
  • A drizzle of Italica Olive Oil
  • Salt
  • Pepper


The first step is to cut the chicken, the onion and the bell pepper into strips. Once they are cut, add these ingredients to a bowl together with the cumin, the paprika and the juice of half a lime. To finish, add salt, pepper and a dash of olive oil.

The second step is to heat the olive oil in a frying pan over medium heat and, when it is hot, add the chicken, the onion and the bell pepper already seasoned. Stir everything well for about ten minutes. We will know when the food is ready when it starts to brown.

Finally, we heat the tortillas in the microwave for one minute (although this may depend on what the manufacturer indicates). When everything is ready, we serve it separately: on one side the tortillas and on the other side the mixture, so that everyone can serve what he/she prefers. 

To complete the fajita, place the chicken, bell pepper and onion on top of the tortillas and roll it into a tube shape.

Chef’s Tip

The best thing to accompany your fajitas are sauces. We recommend using guacamole, yogurt or tomato sauce, but fajitas work with any kind of sauce, so let your imagination run wild!

Mashed potatoes recipe

What is so special about potatoes? On the one hand, they contain complex carbohydrates, minerals and fiber. On the other hand, they may help improve our cardiovascular health. Check out the mashed potatoes recipe we shared with you for Thanksgiving. You can enjoy it with the whole family or have a nutritious meal with friends. 

Easy beginner recipes for one

In other cases what we need are easy beginners recipes for one. We have already told you about soup recipes and cheesy ones, easy to make and very nutritious. We now return to potatoes, but this time to bake them. The best thing about this recipe is that you can use it for yourself, or as an accompaniment to another recipe for more people. Take note!

Baked potatoes recipe

Baked potatoes are the perfect side dish for any pan-cooked steak. Since this recipe may be prepared in the microwave, it is a very fast and easy to do!



First, wash the potatoes well. This point may seem silly but it is an important step since we are going to cook the potato with the skin on. You can use a brush to help remove the dirt and leave the potatoes very clean.

Then, cut the potatoes in half lengthwise and make shallow cuts with a knife on the side of the potato. Important: you should not reach the edges. Simply a few cuts that cross the potato without reaching from one end to the other.

We use a container with a lid that is suitable for microwaves and we add half a glass of water and the two halves of the potatoes skin-side down. When we have it ready, we sprinkle each half of the potato with a spoonful of extra virgin olive oil. Also a pinch of coarse salt, sweet paprika and garlic powder.

Close the container and cook the potato for 8 minutes at full power. The cooking time will depend on the type of microwave you have, so you will also have to calculate as you are making the recipe. How to check it? By pricking the potato with a knife. If the potato is still hard, continue cooking in 2 minutes increments to avoid overcooking. We will know that they are well cooked when we prick it and the knife enters without resistance.

Chef’s Tip

Instead of adding sweet paprika, you can try another spice of your choice to give it a different touch. Variety is the spice of choice!


We hope you have enjoyed these recipes and put them into practice during your week. Eating healthy doesn’t cost much and it’s easier than it seems.



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